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UK Go Challenge site!
The 2016 UK Go Challenge for UK schools (and other youth clubs) is here!.

If you enter for 2016, we will send you your tournament pack, so that you can run your heat at your own school or youth club before the end of June.

At the end of January, three clubs had already entered and had their packs.

Note the size of the basic pack remains 10 players, which makes it cheaper and easier for more schools and clubs to join in. However there are still lots of prizes in each pack, including the return of the ever popular logo bugs and a tote bag prize for the winner.

Again everyone can take part in the national Finals in early July. If your players can't get to the Finals, you can still run your own heat and enjoy the Challenge. Likewise if you can't run a heat, it is still possible to get players to the Finals.

Also we always run, as part of the Finals, a Challengers' Tournament section for all beginners and novices, including those who have not taken part in a heat.

You can read about the previous Challenges on the news page and the results page.

The UK Go Challenge is organised and supported by the
British Go Association.
To enter the Challenge you could fill in the entry form, or complete the form in the
2016 Challenge flyer (PDF).


The 2016 Finals are on Saturday 2nd July at the
King Edward VI Aston School, Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ

King Edward VI Aston School

See the Entry form for 2016 finals for more details.

If you are finding out about Go for the first time, or trying to find out a bit more, then read summary or some of the other of pages in the About Go links section below.

If you need justifications as to why playing Go is good, then read the justification for Go.

About the UK Go Challenge About Go
Rules of the UK Go Challenge Rules of the UK Go Challenge Overview of Go (for teachers & parents) Overview Of Go (for teachers & parents)
Changes for 2015 Changes for 2016 Rules of Go in cartoons Rules of Go in cartoons
Latest News Latest News of the Challenge Go Rules Quick Reference Go Rules Quick Reference
Printable Entry Form Printable Entry Form Rules of Go (formal) Rules of Go (formal)
How to Run Your Heat How to Run Your Heat Guidelines for Common Situations Guidelines for Common Situations
Finals 2015 Results of the 2015 Finals Tips for Getting Stronger Tips for Getting Stronger
Finals 2014 Results of the 2014 Finals About the Japanese kanji for Go symbol About the kanji symbol
Results Results of previous Challenges Go Evaluation Pack Go Evaluation Pack
Champions Go Challenge Champions List  
Caption Contest Caption Contest  
Print-outs More goodies
UKGoC Flyer 2016 UKGoC Flyer 2016 (PDF) British Go Association Home Page British Go Association Home Page
UKGoC Poster 2016 UKGoC Poster 2016 (PDF) British Go Association Youth Organisers Pages British Go Association Youth Organisers Pages
Finals 2016 Entry form for the 2016 Finals British Go Association Junior Pages British Go Association Junior Pages
Igowin 9x9 Go Program (freeware) Igowin
UK Chess Challenge UK Chess Challenge

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Last update: 7th June 2016